Congressional Edition Volume 4919

Congressional Edition Volume 4919

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...French consul was standing on the poop deck and witnessed the whole affair. Many of the negroes climbed over the rail, armed, to a projecting and shelving part of the ship outside of the rail and jumped overboard in order to escape. Many others, either through fright or desire to get away from the scourge adjacent, crossed the poop deck down on the main deck. The captain of the French steamer Versailles had his sailors mustered here In a solid body all the way across the vessel In order to prevent the men from running at large all over the steamer. In this way they were herded together again below the break In the poop on the main deck. A gangway had been arranged prior to 4 o'clock at this point, so that the men might pass on shore. Doctors Moore and Darby were standing at this point ready to inspect those who cared to go ashore. I Joined Doctors Moore and Darby and we vaccinated those who caine off. The men who were herded on the main deck were very docile, and submitted without any objection, baring their arms for us to inspect for vaccination. The majority of the men were already protected by good vaccination scan or previous attacks of smallpox and were not revaccinated. When the negroes jumped overboard an order was given to the quarantine boat to shove off and rescue them. A boat was also put in the water from the French vessel, and some of the members of the English ship Tripoli and the crew of the German ship Westphalia also went to the rescue, as did some of the Colon policemen and other bystanders, and the men were pulled up on to the wharf or taken into small boats. The labor agent of the Canal Commission was on hand and gave the men tickets bearing a number and showed them to the train which was waiting there. Before going they were...show more

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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 835g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593618
  • 9781236593610